Wondering how much a Wix website costs? This analysis will help you pick the right plan by showing you what you really need and what you can do without.
Wix Pricing: What Do I Get?
Wix’s prices start at $5.00 monthly for the Connect Domain plan. Wix goes up to $25.00 a month if you opt for the VIP upgrade. When creating an online store, Wix's fees are at least $17.00 per month. An ad-free site costs $120.00 a year. Wix also has a free plan that you can use with a subdomain.
Wix Costs & Plans in Detail
|Domain included in yearly plans?||No||Free domain name for 1 year, $14.95 US (yearly) thereafter.||Free domain name for 1 year, $14.95 US (yearly) thereafter.||Free domain name for 1 year, $14.95 US (yearly) thereafter.||Free domain name for 1 year, $14.95 US (yearly) thereafter.|
|SSL encryption (https)||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Email accounts||Wix offers email accounts through G Suite, which is $5 per user per month.|
|Design options||All templates||All templates||All templates||All templates||All templates|
|Number of pages (per website)||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited|
|Bandwidth||1 GB||2 GB||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited|
|Storage||500 MB||3 GB||10 GB||20 GB||20 GB|
|Marketing Vouchers||No||$75 Google Adwords & $50 Facebook Ads||$75 Google Adwords & $50 Facebook Ads||$75 Google Adwords & $50 Facebook Ads||$75 Google Adwords & $50 Facebook Ads|
|Email marketing||No||No||No||No||20 email campaigns per month included with Wix ShoutOut|
|Professional Site Review||No||No||No||No||Yes|
|Monthly Plan Prices||$7 US/month||$14.50 US/month||$16 US/month||$20 US/month||$30 US/month|
|Yearly Plan Prices||$5 US/month||$10 US/month||$14 US/month||$17 US/month||$25 US/month|
|Two-Year Plan Prices||$4 US/month||$9 US/month||$11 US/month||$15 US/month||$22 US/month|
|Three-Year Plan Prices|
|More information||Visit Wix.com for a free trial account|
Let’s start by looking at the Connect Domain plan – strange name, huh? Basically, the main difference between this and the Free plan is the ability to connect your own proper domain name with your Wix site (e.g. www.yourname.com). The Wix ads will remain on your page, which makes this plan not such a great deal – at least not for a business.
Combo comes with a domain name if you pick a yearly subscription. You can get .com, .net, .org, .biz and a few other extensions (see screenshot). Please note that it’s only free for the first year, the regular price is around $14.95 per year.
Basically, Combo has everything except an online store option. The only difference between this and the Unlimited plan is storage and bandwidth.
Our recommendation: do not pick Unlimited to start with, even though Wix says it’s the most popular plan. If you do ever come close to exceeding your Combo plan’s storage or bandwidth limits, Wix will inform you well in advance (should be good for about 3,000 monthly visitors). Upgrading plans is always possible and existing funds will be credited. For average sites, Combo’s data limits are more than enough.
The Wix eCommerce is the premium you should use if you want to open an online store. However, Wix made the wise decision to let you test it in their free plan and higher. It’s great if you want to run a small or mid-sized online store. Compared to its competitors, the online store is quite cheap. You’ll find more information in our Wix eCommerce review.
VIP is the most expensive Wix plan. It features everything from eCommerce and additionally you’ll have 10 newsletter campaigns included. Also, you can get a professional website review done by a Wix reviewer.
What about Email Accounts?
One thing Wix doesn’t solve particularly well is email accounts for your domain name. You can sign up for G Suite through them but you’ll have to pay $5 per month. Compare that to Jimdo where you get email accounts for a lot less than that (starting at only $12 per year).
Another alternative is to purchase the domain name through a third party (e.g. Namecheap) and get your email accounts from there. This will cost you around $15 per year.
Wix is certainly not the cheapest option out there, but it may well be the best-looking one. For most non-ecommerce users, the Combo plan is probably the best option as it’s ad-free and you’ll get your own domain name. We also like the fact that Wix offers monthly payment options as many other website builders only have yearly subscription plans available.
How can I cancel my Wix account / website?
Cancelling a Wix premium package can easily be done from within your account as you can see in the screenshot:
For further details please go to Wix’s support pages and search for “canceling”.
Is there a money-back guarantee?
Yes, there is a 14-day money-back guarantee for all premium plans.
Are there any coupon or promo codes for Wix?
Wix doesn’t work a lot with promo codes. Every once in a while, they do offer seasonal sales (e.g. Black Friday). However, most of the time these promotions only include the Unlimited and E-Commerce plans. For most non-ecommerce websites, ‘Combo’ is usually the best choice.
How much is Wix Bookings?
The basic version of Wix Bookings is free (see our review). The paid plan allows you to receive payments online, offer group bookings and will also let you send out reminder emails. Here’s an overview of all plans with Wix Bookings included:
Why doesn't the eCommerce plan have unlimited bandwidth?
We don’t know! However, 10 GB is a lot when you keep in mind that Wix is supposed to be for small businesses. Let’s say the average visit costs 2 MB of bandwidth then you could have up to 5000 Visitors per month. If this still won’t be enough, you should consider a platform like Shopify that you can scale.
How many products can I add to Wix Ecommerce?
Currently, there is no limit on the number of items you can add.
Is there a discount for non-profit organisations (NGO)?
Yes, charitable and non-profit organizations are eligible for a free Connect Domain plan. It needs to be renewed every year.
When I try to upgrade Wix I am seeing prices that are much higher. Why?
You probably have an app installed such Wix Bookings. When you click upgrade it will automatically add the app to your purchase price.
To avoid this, scroll to the bottom of the upgrade page and click this link: